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, growing concern syria will use chemical weapons, against its own people. ♪ >> chris: with just 23 days to go, and more posturing than progress, will the white house and republicans cut a deal to avoid big spending cuts and tax increases? we'll talk with two senators on the front lines of the debate. democrat charles schumer, and republican, bob corker. then, the u.s. draws a red line. telling syrian president aassad not to use chemical weapons in the country's civil war. we'll discuss the intelligence and the possible fallout with israel's ambassador to the u.s., michael oren, a fox news sunday exclusive, plus the supreme court agrees to take up same sex marriage. we'll ask our sunday panel what the court is likely to decide, whether gays have a constitutional right to marriage. >>> and, a final farewell to my best friend, winston. all, right now, on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and hello, again from fox news in washington. well, it is beginning to feel like ground hog day, in the talks to avoid the fiscal cliff. both sides dug in, no agreement in sight. and, we're now just 23 days f
. >>> the united states is warning syria it will cross a line if it uses chemical weapons against rebels in that country. this is video of troops who battled insurgents in aleppo. intelligence agencies from the u.s. and other countries say they've seen evidence in recent days that syria is moving chemical weapon components into combat areas. secretary of state hillary clinton has warned syria that using chemical weapons would bring action from the u.s. >>> the coast guard's small boat was rammed into another boat and one of the members died. his crew mate was treated for minor injuries. another coast guard stopped the other boat that was a smuggler boat and twos are detained. >>> prince william and his wife are expecting their first child, it was confirmed. tara moriarty has more on the future heir to the throne. >> the words are true. kate middleton is pregnant. the palace didn't what to release the good news this early but because the duchess was hospitalized with severe morning sickness, they decide to announcement. now, royals say kate was admitted to the hospital because of a severe
to defend against attacks from syria. >> we are deploying two batteries here to turkey along with the troop that are necessary to man those batteries. so that we can help turkey have the kind of missile defense it may need in dealing threat that come out of syria. >> now the secretary made that announcement while meeting troops in turkey. 400 american troops will be assigned to the missiles. >>> in the meantime syria denies reports it fired scud missiles at fighters. they say the united states and nato are wrong. there are concerns syria may use the scud missiles to launch chemical weapons. >>> the fiscal cliff negotiations in washington may put the speaker at risk. any compromise may draw a line between him and the tea party conservatives. >> reporter: the house speaker and the president are still in a standoff over the deal and the speaker plans to go home to ohio today. they met at the white house last night but didn't reach any agreement. the speaker said he is still available to negotiate over the phone but any deal could mean bad news for his role on capitol hill. if he refuses a dea
the military airport in syria as you know the conflict continues in syria. from the reports we've translated, we think these are media members, people trying to cover the fsa, free syrian army, trying to over take. you hear gunfire. then it gets really difficult. the cameraman was hit by a bullet. you can hear him scream in agony. >> it looked like he wasn't the only one that got hit by the gunfire. >> he does seem to calm a bit before the video. >> i just hope that this guy was maybe hit in a nonlethal way. >> this just show cases how violent the fighting is getting. >> this goes to show how incredibly it is for a journalist to cover what is happening. >> this video plays like a scene from a mission impossible film. it's called show yourself. the first episode in a new web series, all about showing street underground culture travels and adventure. they show you how they are going to circumnavigate guards in moscow, now working their way through the mercury tower. looks to be under construction. they may see a few guards. they stop, they wait. they continue walking up about 70 flights of sta
warning to end the civil war in syria, the latest on talks to find a resolution. >>> plus sad news for fans of a popular mexican singer and where authorities say they found the wreckage of her plane. >>> in a rush to get your holiday packages out on time is in the u.s. postal service is trying to make did easierment we'll tell you how. ♪ because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. . >>> egypt remains in turmoil tonight as thousands of protesters marched to the presidential palace. president mohamed morsi scrapped a decree giving him wide pours, but he is going ahead with a constitutional referendum this week and a mass demonstration has been planned for tuesday. >>> president obama is praising the rescue of an american doctor who was helping the peple afghanistan. a special ops member was killed during the rescue. he made frequent trips to afghanistan, working for a nonprofit called morningstar. a u.s. general said tonight that the mission shows an unwaivering commitment to defeat the taliban. >>> talks
tomorrow christmas day from the basilica's central balcony. >>> in other news of the world tonight in syria, christians went to church praying for an end to their nation's civil war. in damascus young people delivered gifts. about 10% of syria's people are christian. >>> in syria a red alert is in effect as smoke and ash are billowing from a volcano near argen to the tine -- argentine. they're keeping their side of the border on the highest alert. the volcano is about 10,000 feet high and has not erupted in more than 20 years. >>> in mexico city, the program is sponsoring a program that will allow people to turn in their guns and receive cash or toys. the move comes after a 10-year- old boy was sitting in a movie theater watching a movie and was hit by a stray bullet. >>> in south africa, former president nelson mandela remains in the hospital and doctors say there's no plans to release him. >>> doctors in texas who had once said former president george h.w. bush would be able to spend christmas at home have now changed their mind. the 85-year-old was hospitalized in houston late last month
suffering a stroke. >>> richard engel is safe after he and his crew were held captive for five days in syria. two kidnappers were killed by assyrian rebel group. ingle and -- richard engel and his team are now okay. >> i am glad to see he is doing well. >> yes. >>> we will show you off the 80 freeway as you come off to the mcarthur maze, it looks good to the bayridge toll plaza area and if you want a good drive there are no problems on the bridge. same thing here in san jose airport area, they are doing very well. here is steve. >>> thank you. we have mostly clear skies off the coast we will have some build ups later on and the dry land has more support over land. we have 12 to 14 degrees cooler than it was this time yesterday. 26 up in tahoe. we had 54 and 55 degrees. that cold air will continue to set in. sunny and breezy as clouds build and a few showers to the north, maybe northern sonoma county, it will be in the upper 20s which would not surprise me and then friday all the way into the weekend, it looks to be ending christmas eve. >>> for the past few days we heard about the deadly sho
in syria. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> richard engel was released after being held captive for five days. that is chief foreign correspondent richard engel and they were kidnapped last thursday, they crossed into syria from turkey and they were tied and blind folded until they were released following a gun battle at that checkpoint. >> we are very happy to be out and to be back in turkey. we love being here, we love this country and we appreciate the help. the last five days are days we would rather forget. >> richard engel speaks flaunt arabic. he said they were not physically abused and they woul
in syria as more than 100 people are killed while simply waiting in line. >> a british newspaper says cyclist lance armstrong owes the paper more than a million dollars. why they want the disgraced cyclist to pay up. >>> today's storm continues to move out of the bay area. coming up the one part of the region that picked up over 5- inches of rain today and the timing of another storm that could impact your christmas plans. w >>> ktvu news producer bell stock just sent us a picture of this tree that fell and smashed a parked car. it happened near p era lta boulevard. the tree is so heavy it will take a forklift to remove it. the tree barely missed falling on to a second car. >>> president obama and first lady attended the funeral for the late senator, senator inouwe. he was buried in the cemetery known as the punch bowl. he served in congress since 1959. he died last week from respiratory problems. reed called inouwe a leader. >>> reports indicate the town in syria had not had ingredients for bread until a week until an aide group delivered provisions next week. hundreds of people had
will meet today with sir yearia -- syria. the u.s. and russia had been on opposite sides of the conflict of syria with russia expressing support. but today's meeting suggestions a possible compromise. this comes as fox news is reporting that the syrian military has moved to mix deadly chemical weapons. they will not confirm whether they have the weapons, only saying that they would never use those weapons against their own people. >>> president obama and john boehner will talking on the phone about the fiscal cliff. still, there's no real progress. this all comes as another republican says he's willing to break ranks regarding this. tom coburn said that he -- some are looking for a way to save grace as they move in. >>> allison turns reports, hundreds of thousands of california jobs could be lost. alison? >> reporter: and dave, the defense industry projects about 135,000 jobs would be lost in california over the next few years if those tax increases and massive spending cuts kick in at the end of this month. if there's no deal on those, the pentagon was initially told not to plan for the
. >> thank you. >>> freedom for an american tv reporter and his production team released unharmed in syria after being held captive for five days. this is new video of nbc chief correspondent rich and engel and his crew safely back in turkey today. they were kidnapped last thursday after crossing into syria. they were tied up and blindfolded until they were freed yesterday, following a gun battle at a rebel checkpoint. >> the last fives were very difficult. we're very happy to be out. we're very happy to be back in turkey. we love being here. we love this country. we appreciate all of the help. the last five days are days we would rather forget. >> ingle thinks his kidnappers were loyal to the syrian government. he says they were not physically abused but there was psychological torture. the kidnappers would ask them to choose which would be shot first and when they refused, there were mock shootings. >>> 7:20. a preliminary hearing set said in the -- debt today in the case of a san francisco -- set today in the case of a san francisco couple who kissed a pimp. prosecutors say they murdere
police in baghdad. it's been an arduous trip to get this far. >> i drove down syria, jordan, iraq. and i arrived after 28 days to baghdad. >> hi george. >> we found him. >> reporter: 28 days of frustrations and dead ends and then success. but joe only got one night in baghdad before he had to say goodbye. george says he wasn't that surprised to see his dad in iraq. >> i knew he was going to come because he said he was going to come. and when he says he's going to do something, if there's not a way, he will find a way. >> reporter: joe says he traveled to baghdad to support his son. but his visit is boosting moral for others too. >> oh yeah, he's walking around with a smile on his face talking to his friends. it's rubbing off. makes the soldiers about their families the fond memories with their families. yeah it's contagious. >> i would say this is for professionals don't try this at home. don't come out here right now. >> reporter: he says joe may not have made it to baghdad if he hasn't spoken fluid arabic. and joe's commander captain johns agrees. >> it's not completely safe out there
. >>> imagine the terror of living amongst this. [ gunfire ] >> this is more violence in syria. according to the uploader, think appears to be in southern homs. dropping a missile right in the middle of a neighborhood. not only the explosion, but i mean, you can just hear gunshots everywhere. i wonder if they're firing at that plane? here's a different angle of what appears to be the same strike. who knows where the gunfire is directed, but that bomb drops right in the middle of all of these buildings. you see huge plume of black smoke. >> for them to just drop it on what looks like a neighborhood, gives you an indication of what kind of violence we're really looking at. you know that your days are numbered, but what i can't understand is, where do we get the mentality? where's does any human get the mentality they're going to bomb their own people and fire into a neighborhood where there could be men, women and children? i still don't get there. >> it's war. >>> joe from the bag of shame youtube channel is back this is his best of. >> if you're sunburn and your skin peels, can i have it?
officials responded saying they would never use chemical weapons on their own people. the cia says syria has mustard gas and sarin, which is a highly toxic nerve agent. also today, the united nations says it is pulling all of its nonessential staff out of syria. >>> tonight, antivirus creator, john mcafee says he has left belize. he made the statement on his website. mcafee is wanted for questioning in the murder of his neighbor. he believes belize authorities would kill him if he turned himself in. the prime minister called the 67-year-old paranoid and bongers. >>> samsung is asking the court to throw out a verdict against the korean company. the hearing is also about apple trying to increase the punishment on samsung. they want to push for a permanent ban on the sale of more than two dozen samsung devices here in the u.s. >>> cleaning up what mother nature left behind. plus, we'll update our developing news. the repairs to muni, and get trains rolling in time for the morning commute. >>> bill martin is tracking the next round of rain. when to expect it where you live and his complete bay a
anti- missile system in turkey to protect the country against any crossfire from syria. this comes as syrian rebels released a video reportedly showing air attacks by government fighters and heavy damage to buildings in damascus suburbs. the obama administration is hoping that russia will goin the international community in forming a coalition against syria's president. >> we want to work with russia as we've said many times on the bases of the gene eva action group's c miewn kay. >> nato's secretary-general also echoed warnings by president obama against the use of chemical weapons by the syrian government. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton said that would be crossing a red line. >>> the federal government calls it secure communities. now a program aimed at illegal immigrants is coming under fire. the u.s. mandate that california's attorney general wants to ignore. >> it's only day two but royal baby watch is in full swing in london. when kate is expected to come home from the hospital and the welcome visit she received today. >>> our ipad app is ready to downlo
no escalated to a point that hasn't been seen before in this latest battle. >>> in syria, the military is reportedly readying chemical weapons for use against its own peep. fox news is reporting that deadly sarin gas is locked and ready inside bombs. president obama warned syria not to use chemical weapons. >>> in the southern philippines, the death toll from yesterday's powerful typhoon stands at 325. entire families were swept away from the flooding, and tens of thousands of acres of farmland has been turned into a muddy swamp. officials say the storm is one of the strongest this year. >>> here is a view now of the earth that you've likely never seen before. composite images of the earth were made at night and with no clouds. hundreds of images were taken this year. the video was released today in san francisco. >>> this time of year, bay area animal shelters overwhelmed with dogs. the special offers they're making now they hope you can't refuse. >> and chief meteorologist bill martin is fine tuning his forecast. >> a reminder, you can get ktvu news to go. download the ktvu app, clic
that there is a redline for the united states if syria uses chemical weapons in their its civil -- in its civil war. >> i'm not ga that telegraph this any specifics what we would do in the event of -- i'm not gonna telegraph this any specifics what we would do in the event they use chemical weapons against in own people. >> the conflict in syria, expected to top the agenda today during vladimir putin's visit to turkey. during those talks, turkey will probably argue for tougher requirements for bashar assad. >>> it is 7:14. we were hoping to get some answers this morning, but as we just reported, the waiting game continues for same-sex couples hoping to get married here in california. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the u.s. supreme court is keeping them guessing for a few days. >> reporter: just about 45 minutes ago, the justices released a list of cases they are going to be considering this term and still no mention of same-sex marriages. they are going to talk about it again on friday and rae re-- and -- and release another set of records -- orders. the justices have been aski
. >>> in syria, rebels have taken over part of a large army base in syria. the second takeover of a sire re yun army base in recent weeks. the rebels are trying to -- are trying to gain strength near the border of turkey. >>> today, the day many couples were waiting for, well, it finally came over the weekend. about 146 same-sex couples got married at seattle's city hall, the first day they could legally marry in that state. washington state voters passed same-sex marriage last month. >> i feel so good. i couldn't be happier. it's such a special day for us you, the state and for all of the other couples. >>> nine states allow couples to marry. the supreme court could provide the sweeping ruling that could end the bans on the other states. we should hear their decision about in about six months. >>> former los angeles official who claimed a spinal tumor was to blame for his child pornography addiction will be sentenced. afred abrams will be sentenced for distributing sexually explicit image as. prosecutors want him sense -- sentenced to more than eight years. he said a made his personality alter
egypt's already ailing economy. >>> the obama administration tightening its ties to syria's main opposition group. the u.s. is expected to recognize the new opposition council as the only legitimate representative of the syrian people at an international conference in morocco. britain and france, they've already extended full recognition to that coalition. >>> well, secretary of state, hillary clinton, was supposed to represent the u.s. tomorrow at the friends of syria meeting in mow co but she has a -- morocco but she has a stomach flu. >>> congress is scheduled to break for the holidays this friday. as alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, both parties have their sticking points. alison? >> reporter: tori, the pressure is on. members of congress are back this morning after a long weekend. and in just about 15 minutes, democrats will be speaking out about the fiscal cliff saying medicaid should not be subject to cuts. in the past 48 hours since president obama and john boehner met face to face, no details on the discussions have -- have been released. the pres
you. it's 7:14. new this morning reports from syria that at least 16 people were killed today by a bomb blast near a school. this is video of the blast site. the state news agency said a car packed with explosives exploded in a residential area. reportedly at least half of those killed are women and children. also this morning for the first time russia which is syria's most important ally said the syria president is increasingly losing control and the opposition may eventually win the civil war. >> there is an urgent demand from business executives from the federal reserve chairman to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. taxpayers are fed up with the delay. >> reporter: while democrats and republicans on capitol hill are digging in their heels, taxpayers say its time to compromise. take a look at this nbc wall street poll. 68% of democrats and 66% of republicans say its time to meet in the middle when it comes to spending cuts and taxing the wealthy and more than half of independent voters feel the same way. also federal reserve chairman demands a deal. he said the longer
a major blow to the government of syria. the general of military police appeared on television last night and announced he was defecting and joining the rebels. while dozens of generals have left since the crisis started in march of last year he is one of the highest ranking officers to abandon the government. senate taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing outside a united states base in afghanistan. officials say a car bomb went off at the gates of camp chapman. it killed a security guard and two drivers. it injured six civilians. the base has been targeted by attacks in the past. >>> egypt has a new constitution. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of such a ban. russian activists say it deprives children of the chance to leave orphanages. it's a response
. and it is particularly troubling, not only for egypt, but, for the long term course of events in syria, and things are extraordinarily polarized and a possibility of an islamist state there. but the more encouraging news, the brotherhood has shown they can -- >> the muslim brotherhood of which he was a member. >> there were calls to ban alcohol and they didn't do it, why? because they cared about tourist dollars and, changing women wear on the beaches and they were concerned about the economic realities and they need western aid and the gaza conflict they behaved responsibly and tried to bring things to a conclusion and there is evidence while they may be throwing bones to the fervent supporters in terms of constitutional language and that is concerning, at the end of the day, when push comes to shove, they may behave more pragmatically. >> chris: your thoughts about egypt, bill. are you optimistic. >> iran has beaches with men and women mixed and, they have nuclear weapons, and, whe -- we retreat everywhere and, we didn't see -- the last four years we were living off the inherited capital of u.s.
.s. is sending patriot air defense missiles to turkey top defend against rocket attacks from syria. >> we are deploying two patriot batteries here to turkey. along with the troops that are necessary to man those batteries. so that we can help turkey have the kind of missile defense it may very well need in dealing with threats that come out of syria. >> now defense secretary panetta made that announcement while meeting with u.s. troops at an air defense in turkey. >>> time is running out for congressional leaders in washington, d.c. to come up with a fiscal cliff deal. as ktvu kyla campbell reports the uncertainty is definitely hurting the economy. >> reporter: pam, stocks dropped slightly on wall street yesterday. economists say it's all because there is no deal in sight. president obama and house speaker john boehner met again face to face last night but there is no fiscal cliff agreement. speaker boehner plans to head home for a long weekend today and says he's available by phone to negotiate. both sides say the lines of communication remain open. that is not enough to keep investors a
brotherhood. meanwhile critics of president morsi continue to protest in tahrir square. >>> in syria today as the internet was restored in much of the country new images of violence emerged. syrian opposition groups say this video shows the aftermath of government shelling as people run with children to local hospitals and to safety. the syrian government blamed rebels for cutting the communication lines, but the opposition says the assad regime caused theblackout. >>> there are reports that a number of cars caught fire and at least three of the cars were crushed. a local firefighter reported that the tunnel's developmentlation system was malfunctioning and it's making it hard to navigate the scene. a japan continues and report says the mudslide triggered the collapse of the ceiling. >>> family friends and fans gathered outside of the funeral for hector camacho. the champion boxer was fatally shot november 20th in puerto rico as he sat with a friend in the car. camacho was 50 years old. >>> winds in colorado whipped up a long smoldering wildfire that start back in okay, burning in and arou
patriots missiles to turkey to defend from possible attacks from syria. this comes as fox news is reporting that the syrian military is moved to mix deadly chemical weapons. they have not confirmed this and they would never use such weapons against their own people. president barack obama has warned against this. >>> they are talking about the fiscal cliff but no word of any significant progress. this comes as another republican says he is willing to break ranks on the standoff. he said he could increase tax rates for upper income americans as part of a plan to cut the federal deficit. some are now looking for a way to save faces a they give in. >>> and they are planning for massive budget cuts as the fiscal cliff talks remain deadlocked. tens of thousands of jobs are on the line here in california. pam for months, pentagon leaders are insisting they are not preparing for major cuts but that's all changing under orders from the white house and they are starting to think about how they will face part of their budget. leon panetta said the cuts will be devastating to our national defense. exp
that there be a unified democratic syria. >> that comes after she met with the russian prime minister. they still disagree on whether the president will have to leave the country as part of any transition, the u.s. wants him out, the russians do not. . >> a child is dead, another person is critically injured, news chopper 2 is live over a big rig crash. >> and in weather, our break in the rain continues. in fact you can't see now but temperatures are dropping off. coming up, it will be in the mid-30s in the morning. . >> taking you back to breaks news we brought you at the top. one child is dead and we just learned that a driver is also dead in this crash. this is the scene at byron highway near cliff on the court -- clifton court road. we told you earlier that a child around the age of 7 died and in the past minutes we confirm third degree driver of that car also died. we also understand now that this crash caused a dee sal spill deez sal spill. you see both lanes are closed. the latest information we have from the highway patrol is that this area is going be shut down until at least 6:00. >>
and take a look at this scene, he was running across a field. we will have a live report from syria. it went off -- it was a bomb blast that went off by a school in damascus. it exploded in a residential area. reportedly at least half of those killed were women and children. also for the first time, he had reportedly losing the civil war. >>> house speaker john boehner and president barack obama do not seem to be any closer to avoiding a fiscal cliff. continuing negotiations into the next year. >>> they say they will announce governor jerry brown has been diagnosed with early prostate cancer. governor jerry brown did not reveal anything about his cancer when he met in silicone valley with ceos yesterday. >> he was as he always is, insightful, cite tall and violent. one would never know in they will be treated with therapy and they say the prognosis is excellent. you will find more on our website about the governor's diagnosis and there is a full statement released from his office. just look on the hot topic section. >>> pam and dave good morning to you both, incase you are just join
, they were actually giving out toys to kids. >>> new reports coming in from syria. at least 16 people were killed in a damascus suburb. a car packed with explosives are reportingly washington. they stay they may actually win the civil war. >>> president barack obama and house speaker john boehner do not seem to be any closer on averting that fiscal cliff. ben bernanke said the lack much progress is already causing problems for the u.s. economy. >>> governor jerry brown will continue to work a full schedule while he has prostate cancer. he is being treated and when he meat with them in san jose... >> one would never have known there are health issues going on in that 74-year-old body and we actually enjoy the conversation. >> brown will be treated with radio therapy and the prognosis is excellent and the treatment will be completed januarypth you -- january 7th. we also have the full statement released by his office, just look for the hot topic section. >> let's go to sal because something is happening on the bay bridge the san mateo bridge, the traffic so far has not been too too adversely
critic. the taliban took credit for the attack. >>> from syria, reports the government has consolidated the country's chemical weapons into one or two locations. >>> according to russia's foreign minister, weapons had been scattered around the country. u.s. has expressed fears the government might use the weapons. >>> in the vatican city pope benedict granted his former butler a pardon today. he was arrested in may after vatican police found what they called an enormous stash of private papal documents in his apartment. he gave the documents to a journalist because he thought exposing quote the evil and corruption in the vatican would put the church back on the right track. he was released just two months into his 18-month sentence. >> three people are facing murder charges in connection with a deadly home explosion in indiana last month. the blast happened in indianapolis on november 19th. the explosion and fire killed two people and damaged more than 30 homes can had to be demolished. investigators believe the homeowners blew up the home in hopes of collecting some $300,000 in insuran
assad, even if it meansen ending the conflict in syria. he said anyone who commits human rights violations has to be held accountable. now, the secretary moon also warned of huge consequences if assad decides to use chemical weapons in that crisis. secretary of state, hillary clinton, also warned syria of a swift response from the united states if chemical weapons are used. >>> well, today in egypt, supporters and critics of egypt's president have been throwing rocks at each other and fighting with sticks right outside of the presidential palace. thousands of protesters marched. muhammed morsi left as the crowds got bigger. protesters are angry -- angry about a power grab by the new president. >>> president obama is making a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. these are live pictures of the president at the business round table. he will be speaking later today to a group of native-american tribal leaders, more than 500 of them are concerned about how deep spending cuts made to avoid the fiscal cliff would affect native-american issues. and you may remember yesterday, the president m
:15. in syria, the new military commander of the rebel says he's closely monitoring the syrian government's chemical weapon sites but right now they don't have what it takes to seize and secure them. the new rebel commander who defected from the syrian army says he's very afraid that president assad will use the chemical weapons on his own people. syria reportedly has one of the world's biggest chemical weapons arsonnals. >>> happening right now in washington, d.c., a closed door briefing at this hour is focusing on top-secret information about the deadly attack on the libyan consulate. here's more. >> reporter: the panel called the security at the consulate in benghazi grossly inadequate and the panel blames lack of security for the deaths of chris stevens and three others. many point the finger at secretary of state hillary clinton. she claims to take full responsibility for this. clinton will be sending top state department deputies to testify in her place after suffering a concussion. john bolton says clinton is faking her illness to avoid testifying. a state department spokeswoman sa
will also expire for many people. >>> international envoy working to end syria's civil war worries won't be able to help. one man said bashar assad discussed possible steps forward but has made little progress because both sides seem to be more interested in fighting. >>> authorities in india used violence to stop a week of rape protests. armed police beat police with sticks. they are protesting the brutal rape of a woman on a bus. prime minister said the government would take tough action to prevent these crimes against women. >>> 47-year-old joe price died on saturday from a noncombat injury. a military official says his death is being investigated as a suspected poll san jose a strict new policy goes into effect at camp pendleton. marines will be subject to random breathalyzer tests twice a year. .01% or higher, those who blow that will be refer to counseling. a single drink can produce a blood alcohol level of .01 -- .10%. >>> richard adams died last monday at his holiday home after getting some kind of illness. he fought for bay rights after a marriage license he received in color
for world peace and called for an end to the violence in syria. he also urged christians to make room for god in their fast- paced lives. >>> thousands of people are celebrating christmas in bethlehem. a midnight mass was born in nativity. the israel's tour ministry expects 75,000 people to visit which is actually a drop from last year. >>> new this morning while troops in afghanistan may not be able to spend christmas with their families, they are still getting in the holiday spirit. u.s. and afghanistan forces celebrated the day together. hundreds of troops in kabul kicked off the day with lunch. they had turkey, everything that goes with it. soldiers had the hardest part being away from their children. >> christmas is the time when people get together and they share and we eat good food. it's not as bad as it seems but i was wish i was home with my family. >> the joint celebration comes as the u.s. troops begin to handoff responsibility to the troops in 2013. >>> queen elizabeth and her granddaughters arrived at st. mary magdalene church. prince philip was there. prince william was
last week without the participation of parliament. >>> in syria, war planes bombed as rebel said pushed their -- rubbles pushed their way to the capttle city. -- capital city. a car bomb exploded. the increase in attacks is raising concerns that extremists are taking a larger role among the rebels. 40,000 people have been killed since the conflict began. >> in afghanistan, taliban suicide bombers killed four afghan soileddiers. it -- soldiers. two weeks charged the main gate, both blew up. a two hour gun battle ensued. 9 attackers were killed. they never made it on to the base. >>> in japan rescuers found 5 charred bodies inside a collapsed tunnel. it collapsed last night sparking a fire. when they entered the tunnel they found panels crushed two vehicles. it sits on a major roadway. >>> still to come, a recap of today's top stories, including a look at bay area river levels and a live report from napa coming up. >> rains were too much for this small creek, neighbors were forced out, that story next. >> and an east bay driver learns about the dangers of standing water. look, the very ha
secretary of state hillary clinton warning syria against using chemical weapons. >> i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence. that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. >> secretary clinton made that warning during a visit to the czech republic. it all follows intelligence reports that they have been moving chemical weapons in recent days. >>> the court will finally weigh in on gay marriage. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom monitoring the high court. what is the latest? >> reporter: dave, in just about 20 minutes the supreme court is expected to release a list of cases it is going to consider this term. san francisco city officials tell us they will be ready to perform same sex weddings as early as tomorrow if the court decides not to take up proposition 8. california's ban on gay marriage. a lower court overturned the law and same sex marriage supporters are hoping the supreme court will let that decision stand. >> we are prepared for the crowds that we had in 2004 an
there is a red line for the united states if syria uses chemical weapons from its several war. >> i'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. >> secretary clinton delivered that warning to a visit to a the czech republic. this all follows intelligence reports that the syrian military has been moving chemical weapons. >>> the victim of a purse snatching attempt fought off her attacker and chased her down the street. a man attacked the woman as she walked down homer avenue listening to head phones at about 1:00 a.m. yesterday. he pushed her down and tried to steal her purse. the woman held on even as the man punched her in the face. she kicked him he ran off. the man got away without the purse. >>> san francisco's board of supervisors may be close to a deal to extend the lease of a gun club for up to two years. the compromise comes after efforts to evict the gun club this summer. it could cost as much as $10.5 million to clean up soil at the site which the club
to introduce chemical weapons into the conflict. secretary of state hillary clinton also warned syria of a swift response from the u.s. if chemical weapons are used. >>> as the fiscal cliff looms president obama is digging in his heels. ktvu alison burns reports the president says the wealthiest americans must pay higher taxes. alison. >> reporter: the president is refusing to agree to anything else unless taxes are raised on the wealthiest 2% of americans. in fact, there are some reports this morning that the president isn't even going to hold any other face to face or one on one meetings with republicans until they cave on that demand. john boehner was at the lighting of the if christmas tree last night. republicans are instead offering to close tax loopholes and limit tax deductions that favor the wealthy while extending current tax rates for the middle class. frustration is clearly growing on both sides. >> speaker's proposal right now is is still out of balance. >> we wasted an enormous amount of time here sparring back and forth in public. it strikes me as a good time to get ser
condemned the launch calls it a highly provocative act. >>> in syria the main opposition group is being recognized by the obama administration as the sole legitimate representative of the syrian people. the state department said al nuzra is a front for al-qaida. >>> there's fighting in the streets of belfast again tonight. the battles have been going on for a week. age old rivalries between protestant and catholics. >>> the votes are in and the results mean facebook users will no longer have a say in policy changes on the site. more than 670,000 users voted this week. but the menlo park company said 1/3 of its users would have had to vote about 300 million people would have had to vote for it to count. >> sunny vale based yahoo unveiled their redesign today along with new apps for smart phones and tablets. analysts say yahoo remains the number one e-mail service in the u.s. but g-mail is closing in. >>> tis' the season for face painting and kids having a lot of fun. even a seal in a santa outfit. we're going to show you some of the holiday spirit that was on display inside at&t park. >>
any action in response. >>> in syria, three bombers hit the ministry headquarters. the u.s. says they have fired scud missiles over the north. this would be a significant escalation in the fighting in the regime. >>> in venezuela hugo chavez may not be well enough to remain president. he is facing a difficult recovery. but they said nothing of the cancer itself. >>> the waves are high, and tomorrow will be even higher. the unusual phenomenon bringing the king of tides. >> it is cold out there, bill martin is tracking the temperatures along with more wet weather. he's back with his complete bay area forecast. >> a reminder, you can get ktvu news to go. you can watch all of our newscasts live right on your mobile device. lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. of happier holidays. time to enchant,
well need in dealing with threats that come out of syria. >> defense secretary panetta made the announcement this morning while meeting with u.s. troops at an air base in turkey. 400 u.s. troops will be assigned to the missiles. >>> there is a new twist in the fiscal cliff negotiation in washington, d.c.. as ktvu kilah campbell reports, going over that cliff may be the only way to reach a deal. >> reporter: dave, house speaker john boehner plans to head home today to ohio with no fiscal cliff deal in sight. the two met again at the white house last night but there is no deal on the table. and insiders say there may not be one until january. and here's why. democrats are sticking to their plan to raise taxes on the wealthy. republicans aren't backing down from extending their current tax rates and slashing spending. if neither side budges our company will tumble over the fiscal cliff until january 1st. they can all tell their constituents we tried and it didn't work but now everyone's taxes have gone up and we must compromise. a move like that irresponsible and the markets a
in syria. >> the last four days were very difficult. we're very happy to be out. we're very happy to be back in turkey. we appreciate all the help. the last five days were days that we would rather forget. >> reporter: the journalists were able to escape. engel said his captors were part of a government militia. he said he and his team were kept blindfolded, bound and subjected to mock executions. >>> a gunman killed five pakistani women working on a u.s. sponsored polio vaccination campaign. no group has claimed responsibility for the attack but in recent months the taliban has spoke out against polio vaccination efforts. >>> in japan, a 115-year-old man says he is overwhelmingly happy to learn he has been crowned the oldest person. a japanese official says if kimora lives until december 28th he will be the world's longest living man ever documented. >>> in the ongoing battle between apple and samsung. both sides scored victories but on different continents. yesterday a judge rejected a lawsuit. both sides claim patent infringement. >>> a local san francisco grocery chain with th
and activists say planes bombed a bakery in western syria where people had been waiting for bread for almost a week. many people died and hospitals can't handle all the victims. >>> the mother accused of planning a school shooting said she did not believe he had any reason to believe he would carry out the attack. she said he may have been experiencing severe mood swings when he asked other students to take part in the attack. they used school computers to research the columbine shooting and found a photograph of students which had been cut from a newspaper at his home. >>> and they have been reinstated after prosecutors cleared her in her husband's death. they will be back in 2013 andrew national headlines -- and drew national headlines after her husband's death. her husband's body was found back in april. >>> suicide rates are usually the lowest in december and they normally peak in spring and fall. suicides still remain a serious problem in our country with more than 36,000 people taking their lives each year. >>> chevron is moving from bay area to texas. it is at san ramon headquarters a
the violence in syria. he also urged the new leadership in china to give people there more religious freedom. >>> families in the south bay enjoying a winter wonderland tonight in north america. the entertainment included live shows and games. wonderland will stay at north america through january 4. children four years and under get in for free. >>> a lot of fresh new snow in the sierra tonight and an incredible example of human nature. a chain installers mission to return a lost wedding ring. >> chilling new details in the case of a fire. >>> at first, firefighters report of an an explosion in downtown san francisco. what they found on the scene. >>> a manhole cover exploded in downtown san francisco this evening. pg & e says it was caused by an underground vault fire. the blast happened around 5:00 this evening near the corner of third and mission street. the intersection was closed to traffic for a while as crews put out the fire. no one was injured and there was no power outages. >>> investigators have found a note and human remains at the home of a man who's accused of deliberately set
by syria. >>> the side of a huge aquarium suddenly gave way. the 33-ton fish tank was filled with sharks in a shanghai shopping mall. the surveillance video shows a man being swept away from the rush of water. 16 people were injured. investigators blame cheap materials used for the fish tank. and the mall has no plans to rebuild the tank. >>> the ports that would be affected by a strike handle an estimated 40% of the nation's containerized cargo. and some experts say a work stoppage would have a chilling effect on the nation's economy. >>> the transportation security administration says it confiscated a record number of firearm this is year at u.s. airports. the latest figures from tsa shows 1,527 guns were confiscated. the tsa doesn't keep track of what happens to the people after the weapons are found. local law enforcement agencies handle any arrest. a tsa spokesman also reported a passenger traveling from jfk airport in new york tried to take 26 stun guns on a flight in his carry on bag. >>> the best places for men to live, according to men's health magazine san jose is the second be
-long violence in syria but if the aye asylum reports are true it's another sign that regime is crumbling. >>> we are just getting word now that the cal bears football team has a new head coach. according to espn, cal is hierg sunny dikes from louisiana tech. the louisiana tech bulldogs went 9 and 3 this season and led the nation in scoring. dikes is 43 years old and is the son of long-time coach spike dikes. he also worked as an offensive cord nay tore at the university of arizona. dikes replaces jeff ted ford who was let go at the end of the bears dismal season where they only won three games. >> the set up is underway for what's expected to be a packed town hall meeting here in oakland the topic tonight crime and violence. >>> back here in just a few minutes there are still a few sprinkles out there right now. we had some major rain this morning in parts of the bay area. i'll talk about that. and as we move forward our concerns for valley fog in the morning hour flt i'll have the de tails. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. i wish i had u
policy challenges an crises with respect to iran, afghanistan, syria, and i think that will be the dominant preoccupation of the year. >> chris: when it comes to iran which i know, is still a preoccupation of yours, a year from now will we talk about the diplomatic deal that has been accomplished, military action taken or the fact we are still then same mess. >> i think the military action that will have been taken. >> chris: by us or israel. >> i don't know. >> chris: well that is enough. there you go. senator bayh. >> believe it or tho not, the election is over but another one is always about to begin and i think you will see the vice president, probably making trips, at some point in the first half of the year to places like iowa and new hampshire, just to pick states at random, because he would like to set the stage for the next -- winning the democratic presidential nomination, in four years, of course the party is going to wait and see what hillary clinton wants to do, if she died not to run the vice president starts off as the favorite in kneeled and it will
and tomorrow. >>> developing news from syria. 29 students and a teacher were just killed in a mortar attack in a school near damascus. syrian immediate yay blames terrorists. the syrian government is often called rebels trying to overthrow the syrian regime terrorists. there's still investigations going on. >>> iran has claimed to have captured a u.s. drone. a radar image shows the image. iran says it captured the drone after it entered iranian airspace over the persian gulf. however, a u.s. navy spokesperson said no drips are missing in the u.s. and said some have been lost over the sea in the past but not recently. they also point out that other nations also have scanned eagle drones. >>> who would taxpayers blame if we go over the fiscal cliff? new numbers are out and alison burns joins us live with more. >> reporter: a few research polls out show more americans would blame republicans over the white house. this poll shows that 53% of americans say if we go over the fiscal cliff, more blame would fall on republicans in congress. 27% believe the finger would be pointing at president obama
and becoming more powerful in syria. >>> zero dark 30 is getting a lot of criticism from senators. dianne feinstein carl levin and john mccain. the issue themes that show cia officers torturing people. the senators say the film suggests torture led to key information about where bin laden was hiding. something the senators say is not true. the senators have sent a letter to sony pictures saying it should clarify that the role of torture is based on fiction, not facts. zero dark 30 debuted in new york and la. it will have a nationwide release next month. >>> 8:16. right now in washington, house of representatives is special. it's a lot different from what the democrats want -- is in session. it's a lot different from the what the democrats want. >> reporter: we're taking a look at the capitol, eric canter is scheduled to talk about boehner's plan in a minute. plan b would raise tax rates only on those making more than $1 million a year. and to would put a hold on automatic tax spending. it's a temporary fix and a long- term deal would have to come later. president obama wants to raise taxe
from syria. air strike has killed dozens of people near hama, it shows people stuffed under the rubble of a bakery. it comes as the death toll continues to rise. in a civil war that lasted for 21 months. >>> people in new delhi, india broke up protests against a woman getting raped on a moving bus. protestors say the student was repeatedly raped and beaten as the bus circled city streets and pass trying police checkpoints. six people including the bus driver have been arrested. more than 600 rapes have been reported in new delhi this year. >> a nurse took her life after a radio station hoax where the the princess was being treated. she reportedly jumped off a building. police in london say the two dj's who made the prank call could still face charges >>> they plan to challenge the referendum on a new constitution. there were reports of violation and than ended yesterday. the muslim brother hood passed with 60% approval. results will be released tomorrow. >> north korea has the ability to fire a rocket that could hit the united states. that's the assessment of intelligence officials aft
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